“Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate,
to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let
us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child. Nietzsche has said
that he cannot believe in a god that cannot dance. He has also said, `Let that
day be considered lost on which we have not danced.’ But he did not mean the
execution of pirouettes. He meant the exaltation of life in movement.” Isadora
Having a basic foundation in movement is like having a basic foundation in reading. It is a necessity for a fully rounded child. Creative dance helps to develop the child’s character, who she or he is. Creative dance gives the child confidence, increases self-esteem, and helps develop social skills.
At Isadora’s Legacy, classes and workshops for children,
and classes and workshops in which both the child and parent dance together, are
offered from time to time by arrangement. Classes and workshops are five weeks
or more in length and culminate in a studio presentation with the students.
Roberta Hoffman has worked with children for over thirty years teaching creative dance and movement education, including private practice as well as work in the Montgomery County, MD after school program and with an International Montessori school.